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  1. #1
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    Default 1 1/4 frame spacing

    Going to try running 1 1/4 frame spacing.... Anyone tried/experimented with this
    I cut 1/16 off each side of the side bars , enough to fill one box to check the fit. Nine frames
    in an eight frame medium leave a fairly large gap left over. Almost enough for another frame but not quite.Is this too large of a space to leave and split on both sides?

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    Default Re: 1 1/4 frame spacing

    You may be interested in this page from Michael Bush:

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesframewidth.htm
    Graham
    --- Victor Hugo - "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

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    Default Re: 1 1/4 frame spacing

    Good reading, thanks. I actually bought MB'S book, have not gotten to that section yet. Thats what I did, 1 1/4 sides and my top bars were already 1 inch wide. What do you think about the space left over? Split the diff on the ends or I could cut one another eighth smaller and end up ten frames in an eight frame box.....

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    Default Re: 1 1/4 frame spacing

    Center the frames and split the excess space at each end. You will appreciate that extra space when it comes time to remove a frame for inspection.
    Graham
    --- Victor Hugo - "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

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    Default Re: 1 1/4 frame spacing

    As Rader says, split the difference.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: 1 1/4 frame spacing

    Thanks guys!

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